Beyond 2011

Yesterday we held our free one-day conference at OUCS, University of Oxford (26th May 2011). This year the ‘Beyond’ conference celebrated the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. Online … Continue reading

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Are you in?

The RunCoCo project has been diverted from this blog with our own community collections: Woruldhord, Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten – and with preparing for our forthcoming conference Beyond 2011: Crowdsourcing for public engagement. However I felt RunCoCo must briefly point … Continue reading

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RunCoCo on Tour

Yesterday the RunCoCo team left the dreaming spires of Oxford in bright sunshine, and floral fireworks – magnolia and other blossoms. Today we have been training about 25 German librarians who are partnering the German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek … Continue reading

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Europeana crowdsourcing memories in Germany

The German National Library (die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek – DNB) launches a new crowdsourcing project today, “Erster Weltkrieg in Alltagsdokumenten” (The First World War in everyday documents). Online, anyone can submit family memories and photos of letters, postcards and studio portraits … Continue reading

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How musical are you? New BBC experiment

The BBC is offering you a chance to explore your musicality while at the same time helping scientists with their research. ‘How musical are you?’, the latest addition to the BBC UK Lab crowd sourcing website, is looking at people’s … Continue reading

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The Great War Archive extends in to Germany

The RunCoCo team are really excited to finally announce… …that in 2011 the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (the German National Library) and the Europeana Foundation will collect family memories and images from the general public in Germany that relate to the First … Continue reading

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Milky Way – new Zooniverse site

Do you want to explore the Milky Way? Now you can do that while at the same time helping astronomers with their research. The Milky Way project aims to sort and measure our galaxy, the Milky Way, by examining infrared … Continue reading

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My Leicestershire Digital Archive

My Leicestershire Digital Archive is a collaborative project bringing together digital resources relating to the history of Leicestershire and make these available online. Project partners include University of Leicester Library, the East Midlands Oral History Archive, the Media Archive for … Continue reading

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Crime report

Last week Melissa Highton (RunCoCo’s director) attended the academic advisory group of the Mapping Crime project. (RunCoCo blogged about the previous meeting in May 2010.) With this project the Bodleian Library is providing links between the crime material available through … Continue reading

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19th century children’s hospital records

The Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project (HHARP) is a useful example of how volunteers can help make material that would otherwise be hidden from most users widely available online. As further shown below, it is also a good case study … Continue reading

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